1990 Folsom Street Affordable Family Housing & Arts Space in the Mission


San Francisco’s Mission District has always been a supportive place for low-income and immigrant Latinos, but it’s now one of the most unaffordable neighborhoods in the country. In fact, 8,000 Latinos have been forced from their homes since the year 2000 — that’s over 25 percent of this community. MEDA is using our decades of experience to keep Latinos and working families 
in the Mission District and help them thrive.

1990 Folsom is a new development that will bring 143 units of affordable family housing to the Mission.


MEDA and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) were selected as the joint-venture nonprofit developers of 1990 Folsom by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). Our project concept will transform a vacant and underutilized property into a beautifully designed, mixed-use development that will increase pedestrian and resident safety in the area by bringing eyes to the street, promote arts within the community by providing valuable Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) space, and stabilize low-income families by connecting them to on-site child care, services and programs.

MEDA and TNDC have partnered with LMS Architects to bring this project to life. Based on feedback from the community and the City of San Francisco, the building’s unit mix will offer over 50 percent two- and three-bedroom units, with 20 percent of all units earmarked for formerly homeless families. The building will also host a child care center, plus more than 10,000 square feet of affordable, much-needed arts space.

Located on the site of a former bakery, 1990 Folsom respects the history of the site and brings new life to a more industrial portion of the neighborhood, by replacing and exceeding the PDR area and dedicating the new use to the arts and creative endeavors.

Estimated move-in date: Q1 2021.


Our vision for this site is guided by the community’s need for family-centered homes, affordable arts space and cultural preservation. Community input is sought, via planned meetings, so that the final product will best meet our neighborhood’s needs.

Please join the community discussion, or reach out with any questions by emailing us at 1990folsom@medasf.org.

1990 Folsom St San Francisco